Five online tools that help keep my business running

Introduction

On a day-to-day basis I use several online tools that help me stay organised, keep in touch with my clients and ensure communications stay up & running on a daily basis.

Trello

Trello is a free-to-use kanban board which can be used to stay organised. It works off creating lists of project statuses and dragging tasks written on cards between each list. The lists I created for my business are: Leads, Opps, Landed, To Do, Awaiting Feedback, Awaiting More Info, Meeting Set Up, Invoiced, Paid and Completed.

Examples of how Trello can be used include:

  • As a project management tool
  • To manage opps, leads & onboarding
  • Organising events for your business

Slack

Slack is a professional & secure instant messaging programme which can be launched in both your browser and as desktop & mobile apps. Using slack allows you to create a number of chats to discuss specific subject matters. I use Slack to communicate with clients as well as my external & seamless teams.

Google G-Suite

Google G-Suite offers so many services that I use on a daily basis and I can’t choose just one to talk about, so here goes…

  1. G-Suite Mail & Calendar:For my business mailbox, I use G-Suite Mail as their mail platform is extremely easy to use, manage & update.
  2. Google Meet: Most of my meetings & consultations are done over phone call, email or video chat. Google Meet combines all three of the above, meaning I can regularly communicate with my worldwide customer base through whichever communication method they prefer.
  3. Google Drive, Sheets & Docs: Google’s answers to Dropbox, Word & Excel are all included in the G-Suite package and I use all of them on a daily basis.

Zoom

As the world turns more digital day by day, more & more meetings, networking events and conferences are moving online. I try to attend at least one of these online events once a week, and they often take place on Zoom – the online video conferencing tool.

Revolut

Revolut is an online bank with no high street branches, therefore they have invested into their online platform to make it as easy to use & as useful as possible. I use Revolut for Business to manage my accounts, expenses, 3rd party applications and direct debits.

Summary

The five online applications above are an integral force that keep my business running smoothy, I would love to know what applications you use and why they help your business.

Let me know on hello@andythecreative.com